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From Latin quiētus ‎(at rest).


  • enPR: kwī.ēʹtəs


quietus ‎(usually uncountable, plural quietuses)

  1. A stillness or pause; something that quiets or represses; removal from activity; especially: death.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1:
      [] when he might himself his quietus make with a bare bodkin?
    • 1886, Henry James, The Bostonians.
      Olive's specific terrors and dangers had by this time very much blown over; Basil Ransom had given no sign of life for ages, and Henry Burrage had certainly got his quietus before they went to Europe.
  2. Final settlement (as of a debt).

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Perfect passive participle of quiēscō ‎(repose, lie still)


quiētus m ‎(feminine quiēta, neuter quiētum); first/second declension

  1. at rest/nap, quiet, keeping quiet.
  2. peaceful, neutral.
  3. tranquil, calm.
  4. excused, absolved of


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative quiētus quiēta quiētum quiētī quiētae quiēta
genitive quiētī quiētae quiētī quiētōrum quiētārum quiētōrum
dative quiētō quiētae quiētō quiētīs quiētīs quiētīs
accusative quiētum quiētam quiētum quiētōs quiētās quiēta
ablative quiētō quiētā quiētō quiētīs quiētīs quiētīs
vocative quiēte quiēta quiētum quiētī quiētae quiēta

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